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How could Dr Kent Hovind overthrow his 40 year belief in pre-tribulation rapture to accept a mid-trib rapture?

The answer may be very simple.

While in prison, Dr Hovind read a book about a mid-trib rapture.

We can see how he might have said to himself “Gee! Now I’m in ‘tribulation’ here in prison.”

Using the example of Elijah the prophet being sent into the world by God and being sustained by God,

Dr Hovind sees that he also is being ‘sustained’ by God in prison.

Is it just possible, that Dr Hovind has confused his own ‘personal tribulation’ of several years in prison with the seventy years of tribulation called Daniel’s 70th week?

Could it be stated that Dr Hovind was in prison under the wrath of the world because of his own ‘financial mismanagements’ and not the wrath of God?

We here at Australian Bible Ministries are deeply saddened at Dr Kent Hovind’s adoption of a mid-tribulation rapture … however we are not surprised, as the Bible says that the saints, Dr Hovind included, will not endure sound doctrine. The following verse is directed at the saved saint and not the unsaved.

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” 2 Timothy 4:3.

Yes, Dear Reader, Dr Hovind with itching ears, and from his own lusts, and while in prison, has heaped to himself a teacher that has led him astray.

But here is the real crime – as a modern day spiritual Pied Piper, Dr Hovind has also led his followers astray. While proving himself in one area of the Bible, that of creation-evolution, his followers assume that he is knowledgeable in other areas. This is called the Halo effect.

Is Dr Hovind not aware of the following points?

1.   He is now openly and defiantly telling the Lord, that Christ will be coming back three and a half years into the seven year tribulation. He is changing Bible doctrine to conform to what he believes.

2.   He has taken away the reward of the crown of rejoicing meant for those who eagerly look for Christ coming for his church (1Thess 2:19; 4:16).

3.   He is not aware that “… the terror of the Lord…” (2Cor 5:11) is directed at Christians, at teachers and Pastors?

Apart from being willingly ignorant of the other 39 Bible reasons that clearly state a pre-trib rapture, Dr Hovind fails to understand the tribulation and what it is –


Dr Hovind’s physical situation in prison has unsettled his mind and the angel of light has appeared unto him. Now, Satan will use any means to unsettle any saint and his followers, and who better than a doyen of the creation-evolution debate himself, a giant, indeed a luminary, Dr Hovind himself.    

Let me state again - here is the real crime – that Dr Hovind would rob the rewards of those who believe a pre-tribulation rapture

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.        2 Peter 3:3-4

Dear saints what should we do?

As Dr Hovind is a dear brother in Christ, we are called to pray and ask the Lord to open the eyes of Dr Hovind’s understanding (Eph 1:18) that he would repent of this monstrous and satanic delusion that he presently finds himself in.


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Harley Hitchcock


Nineteen reasons the church
will not enter the tribulation. 


 Australian Bible Ministries, PO Box 5058, Mt. Gravatt East 4122 Qld, Australia